Pittsburgh, PA Nursing Home Ratings

Overall Rating of 81 Nursing Homes
    Rating: 5 out of 5 (23) Much above average
    Rating: 4 out of 5 (21) Above average
    Rating: 3 out of 5 (20) Average
    Rating: 2 out of 5 (12) Below average
    Rating: 1 out of 5 (5) Much below average
August 2018

Pittsburgh Nursing Home Abuse LawyerPittsburgh is the second largest city in Pennsylvania and referred to as the Steel City due to its ongoing ties to the steel and manufacturing industries. It also has developing ties with large technology firms and is home to numerous colleges, universities and research and development firms. Among its diverse population are numerous senior citizens and the Pittsburgh nursing home abuse attorneys of Nursing Home Law Center LLC work diligently on behalf of the city’s elderly population to ensure that no senior citizen is abused, neglected or otherwise mistreated by those meant to provide their care. The following information compiled by our lawyers should help you make more informed choices about your loved ones’ care.

Medicare releases publicly available information every month on all nursing homes in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based on the data collected through inspections, investigations and surveys. Recently, inspectors found serious deficiencies and violations at seventeen (21%) of the eighty-one Pittsburgh nursing homes provide their residents substandard care that led to injury. If your loved one was injured, abused, mistreated or died unexpectedly from neglect while living in a nursing facility in Pennsylvania, your family has legal rights. We urge you to contact the Pittsburg nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center (800-926-7565) today to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation to discuss a financial compensation lawsuit to ensure you receive monetary recovery for your damages.

Pittsburgh Senior Demographics

Pittsburgh has strong ties to over 300 steel related businesses and had been the nation’s leader in aluminum production, shipbuilding, electronics and automobile components. It also has strong ties to the petroleum industry. Its population consists of nearly 306,000 residents, including many white and blue collar workers. The senior population represents 13.8% of the total and many more residents are rapidly nearing the age of retirement. In order to serve the needs and interests of the city’s growing senior population, the city provides services through fifteen senior centers located throughout the city.

The activities and classes offered at these centers are meant to assist aging residents in maintaining an active and healthy life while providing social interaction. Participants can enjoy senior sports, swimming, concerts in the park, arts classes and numerous events and festivals. There is also a summer food service program available along with a senior lunch program, which encourages seniors to maintain a healthy diet and provides another outlet for social interaction. For more information, you can contact the main office by calling (412) 422-6554 or stopping into its location at 5344 Second Avenue.

Pittsburgh Nursing Homes

With so many nursing facilities throughout the city, it is impossible to provide detailed information about every center, which is why our Pittsburgh nursing injury lawyers have chosen to focus on those which have received the poorest ratings. It is our hopes that this information will help you avoid placing your loved ones in environments that are unfit for them and raise awareness to common nursing concerns. For more specific information on the reason for a facility’s rating or to see how your loved one’s facility compares with the ones we’ve listed, you can use the Medicare nursing home compare tool provided at https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare.

Information on Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence Lawsuits

Our attorneys have compiled data from settlements and jury verdicts across Pennsylvania to give you an idea as to how cases are valued. Learn more about the cases below:

Manorcare Health Services- Northside

2170 Rhine Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 323-0420

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: This facility has mediocre scores all around for its staff quality and quality measures. What is most concerning is its health inspection record of only a single star, which indicates poor sanitation and control over environmental hazards.

Reformed Presbyterian Home

2344 Perrysville Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15214
(412) 321-4139

Ownership— Nonprofit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: Multiple health inspection deficiencies are the primary reason for this facility’s rating. Understaffing and mediocre quality measures could be contributing factors to its health and sanitation concerns.

Manorcare Health Services- Pittsburgh

550 South Negley Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 665-2400

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: The Manorcare network of nursing facilities is a textbook example of what happens when for profit corporations are allowed to prioritize profits over patients’ needs. This is the second of its facilities on our list to have an abysmal health inspection history and its staff levels are even worse than at its other facility across town.

Squirrel Hill Center for Rehabilitation and Healing

2025 Wightman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 421-8443

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: This facility has not received a rating of more than a single star in any area of assessment. Its quality measures and skeleton staff levels are unacceptable and it is no surprise that it has a horrible health inspection history when considering its other scores.

Forbes Center for Rehab and Healthcare

6655 Frankstown Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 665-3232

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: A below average health inspection history is a highlight for this facility, which has received the lowest grade possible for its staff quality and has much room to improve its quality measures.

Symptoms of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

Our Pittsburgh nursing home injury lawyers often stress to those wondering when it is appropriate to take action that it is better to prove everything is okay than to allow abuse or neglect to continue. One of the most common symptoms we hear about from our clients is simply that their loved ones cease being themselves and things feel “off”. Some of the definitive symptoms you should never ignore are listed below. You should seek legal advice immediately if you notice any of them.

  • Your loved one withdraws from social activities and experiences bouts of depression or anger. He or she may refuse to speak in the presence of a caregiver out of fear or experience sudden mood swings. Be wary of any deflection on behalf of nursing staff, such as accusations that your loved one is just senile or experiencing dementia. You know your loved one best and should be able to tell when something is not right.
  • You notice physical signs of abuse or neglect, which can include bruises, the presence of bedsores and sudden weight loss. These are all symptoms of issues that can be attributed to neglect or abuse.
  • Your loved one experiences dizzy spells, feels faint or has unusually dark urine. These could be indicators of malnutrition or dehydration.
  • Your loved one is hospitalized due to a medication error or an injury that occurred when unsupervised.
  • Your loved one makes a verbal accusation of abuse. It is more common for victims to remain silent out of fear or shame, but when your loved one speaks out, he or she needs to be taken seriously.

Nursing Home Law Center LLC is a nationally recognized personal injury law firm that is dedicated to helping the injured recover so that they can live healthy lives following their injuries. Our Pittsburgh nursing home abuse attorneys have specialized training and experience helping the victims of abuse and neglect relocate to environments that offer the care that they deserve and pursuing damages from those who have failed to perform their duty of care. Contact us today to arrange a free consultation with an attorney so that we can review your legal options with you and let you know what you can expect from your case.

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